Protecting our human rights

News - 10 December, 2015

Next year will mark the 50th Anniversary of two international human rights treaties: the International Covenant on Economic Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR). These treaties mark the foundations of the International Bill of Human Rights. Today’s acknowledgment of Human Rights Day represents the start of […]

World Philosophy Day

News - 19 November, 2015

The third Thursday of November marks World Philosophy Day. A day that was first introduced by UNESCO in 2002 with the aim of honouring philosophical reflection and providing a platform for which to do so. The day provides the opportunity for a renewal of national, sub regional, regional and international commitment to philosophy. Furthermore it […]

Protecting the rights of ethnic and religious minorities

News - 16 November, 2015

Today marks the International Day for Tolerance, recognising the need for all countries to tolerate minority groups regardless of nationality, religion, language, race, sexuality or any other distinction that obscures common humanity. Challenges within the tolerance of minority groups have been thrust into the limelight by conflicts in the Middle East, which not only feature […]

Recognising the Right to Truth Day

News - 24 March, 2015

Recognition of the right to truth about human rights violations and the dignity of victims is reflected in our programme on human rights, good governance and faith. Today is marked internationally as the International Day for the Right to the Truth concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims. The purpose of […]

The Big Bang and the interfaces of knowledge

News - 15 July, 2014

In partnership with CERN, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research and with support from the Sir Halley Stewart Trust, Wilton Park conducted ‘The Big Bang and the interfaces of knowledge: towards a common understanding of Truth?’. A sequel to our pioneering international conference ‘The Big Bang and the Interfaces of Knowledge: towards a common language?’ […]

2013: a year in review

News - 20 January, 2014

  This timeline looks back at some of the major events that took place in 2013.   February On February 4th, we opened The future of Europe conference. The conference analysed how a geometrically variable EU will develop and discussed whether European unity can be preserved in an increasingly diversified EU. …………………………………………………………………………………………. March Held in […]

Human Rights Day 2013: pushing the agenda

News - 10 December, 2013

Since 1950, two years after the adoption by the UN’s General Assembly of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 10 December has been celebrated annually as International Human Rights Day. Human rights day 2013 marks 20 years since the establishment of the mandate of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. Wilton Park has been instrumental […]

The Big Bang is published on iBooks

News - 11 September, 2013

Following on from our report on last autumn’s conference, we have published our first ever eBook expanding on the discussions that took place in Nyon. The Big Bang and the interfaces of knowledge: towards a common language? Monday 15 – Wednesday 17 October 2012 (WP1180) Since the meeting, our conference rapporteur, Adrian Brown, has taken the […]

Jubilee Dialogues: religion and foreign policy

News - 17 July, 2013

The third instalment of the Jubilee Dialogue series considered the ways in which religion will shape foreign policy over the next ten years. The Jubilee Dialogue How will religion shape foreign policy in the next ten years? Wednesday 10 July (WP1274) The third Jubilee Dialogue was led by Baroness Sayeeda Warsi, Senior Minister of State […]

Let there be a Big Bang

News - 15 October, 2012

Reverend Canon Dr Gary Wilton, The Archbishop of Canterbury’s Representative to the EU;  Canon of the Pro-Cathedral of Holy Trinity, and Visiting Programme Director at Wilton Park writes: The opening verse of the Hebrew scriptures reads ‘In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was formless and empty, darkness over the […]

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